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SAINT PAUL, MINN., June 13, 1861.

General S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Please answer my dispatch of yesterday. The regiment can be with you in ten days, if wanted, and the forts supplied.

RAMSEY,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 13, 1861-4 p.m.

Governor ALEXANDER RAMSEY,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

If your regiment that is ready has been mustered into service for three years, or during the war, it may come at once on to Washington, by way of Harrisburg.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 13, 1861.

General E. M. BIDDLE,

Adjutant-General Pennsylvania, Harrisburg:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to inform you that the Chief of the Ordnance Bureau of this Department has been this day ordered to forward to the address of Governor Curtin, at Harrisburg, smooth-bore muskets to supply the fifteen regiments of volunteers now enrolled and in the service of your State.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, June 14, 1861.

H. BERDAN, Esq.:

SIR: The General-in-Chief, under the reference to him of the subject of sharpshooters by His Excellency the President and the Honorable Secretary of War, as set forth in your letter of June 13, 1861, desires me to say he was very favorably impressed with you personally; that a regiment of such sharpshooters as are proposed by you, and instructed according to your system, would be of great value and could be advantageously employed by him in the public service.

Respectfully, yours,

SCHUYLER HAMILTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 14, 1861.

Lieutenant W. W. AVERELL,

Mounted Rifles, Elmira, N. Y.:

SIR: Your report of your arrival at Elmira, condition of troops, barracks, &c., has been received at this office. With regard to the regiments